Virtue Feed & Grain

4.7
3030 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Virtue Feed & Grain is a modern American dining room and bar located near the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria. Our menu offers an array of original recipe, flavorful, scratch-made dishes, along with extensive selections from the bar, like handcrafted cocktails, craft and small-batch beers, and an impressive wine list. The rustic elegance of our large, two-story restaurant provides a vibrant atmosphere for any dining experience, as well as private and semi-private spaces for private events, celebrations, weddings, business meetings, and gatherings of all types. The seasonal outdoor patio on historic Wales Alley offers views to the Potomac and a fun, casual destination.*

*Unfortunately we do not take advance reservations on our outdoor patio, but we will do our best to accommodate requests as space is available.
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4.6
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4.7
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vipSusanD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and an amazing selection of bourbon! Noah you as a good server and Big T talked about the bourbon tastings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance is excellent. The service is ok, but not on par with the food and ambiance. It seems like there is a lot of turnover of staff, I don’t think I have ever had the same bartender or server more than once.

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stephaniej
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious meals, kind server.

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PamelaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The quality was not there this time and the food came out cold on a cold day when you want hot food.

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MarvinM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing; atmosphere was great, beer was cold!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, hosting people were great, Scott took great care of us. Thank you Virtue team.

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KarenL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Old Town venue with a solid wine list and a commendable menu. Service is solid and engaging atmosphere outside. Always a dependably pleasant experience.

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vipShashvatD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, Good service, Good ambiance. We will be back!

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DrewL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ordered the duck poutine and there was only 4 cheese curds on it meaning there was only cheese for the first couple of bites. It tasted good but wasn’t poutine at that point, just fries with gravy. We also ordered the calamari which was delicious but they only give you a tiny amount of sauce. I also ordered the umami burger which was very tasty but I ordered it medium rare but it came out very rare. Still good but I’m not sure it was quite worth the price.

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RayL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. The food was acceptable. May I recommend that you remove the chips as an appetizer. You need to step it up. Bar area is great. Again very friendly staff.

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Brits
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my favorite restaurant in Alexandria! From the ambiance to the service and food/drinks, everything was amazing. I had the shrimp tacos and got them blackened with a side of the jalapeño slaw and they were easily the best tacos I’ve ever had. Server was fantastic and very knowledgeable and accommodating. Drinks were on point and prices were very reasonable. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Big T rules

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BarbaraR
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went with family that included children. They were very accommodating

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vipGodisgood
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambience. Great experience all around. Recommend sitting in the upper deck or patio for the best scenery. Will be going back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This place is the bees knees. We got to sit outside and bring our dog with us. The doggy menu is so cute and our puppy loved it. He cleaned the bowl. We were there to spend time with our parents and we had everything from fish & shrimp tacos, to a veggie platter to the Australian Lamb Chops. The food was phenomenal. We had some crab dip to start. It was so creamy and though the dish looked small it was a solid portion. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly. The tacos were packed with flavor. Just the ability to sit outside close to the water and have our dog with us made this a 10/10 experience.

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vipAlwaysOptimisitic
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good cocktails and food. Consider eating upstairs. The ambiance is beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an incredible dining experience!! Will definitely be back!!

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GretaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

delicious food, we were accommodated nicely outside with my son's birthday, they offered a piece of cake with candle. the whole thing was sweet

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KarenB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The atmosphere was nice but needed better lighting where seated. Did not get sear as requested. The food was not good.

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vipRedjones
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time and were quickly seated at an upstairs table in the back which was relatively quiet. Our waiter was on his game and gave us great service. Our orders got a little mixed up but we rolled with it and enjoyed our food. All in all a very good experience.

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JackL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak salad dressing was a bit on the sweet side. Steak was perfect.

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Jones
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome experience, beautiful atmosphere, can't wait to go back!

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vipRobyn
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall we loved our meal here. We came on Saturday with our family of four (mom, dad, toddler, and dog). We each got a meal that we loved. My daughter crushed her buttered noodles, and my dogter devoured her puppy meal. We had a reservation (only good for inside) but were sat within ten minutes for outside. The staff was friendly and considerate even with the high volume of people.

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DavidN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food, as always.
Our server was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Bar staff was great. I splurged on their signature old fashioned and it was worth it!!

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JustinB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Management was not very accommodating with helping to resolve the problem. Booked for a party of 5 with a reservation. They proceeded to sit me at a table of 4 and when I asked about getting another chair the host was rude. She called over a manager and it was embarrassing as they caused a scene in the restaurant. It was a busy night and she it was embarrassing when everyone was looking at me. All I wanted was a 5th chair due to having a reservation for 5.

Overall the food and drinks were awesome, as usual, but the service was subpar.

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EmilyM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time great food and they have blantons!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Old Town! Stellar atmosphere and good food

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vipSusanM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. Supervisors step in to when needed to ensure great service.

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TMVA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Ordered from Brunch menu, the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict. Well, the bread was mush and had no taste to it. The eggs and crabcake were lukewarm and the food was delivered with 5 minutes of placing an order. So you know it wasn't cooked for you but sloppily reheated. I've tried this place again after numerous disappointments, well the food quality has not improved. This place is off my list.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great as always. Service was delayed, but there’s a pandemic going on so it’s not an actual problem.

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FQT1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My partner and I had a great time. We enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. We will be coming back soon.

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MatthewJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were recommended and were delicious. I would get them again.

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Lee85
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall experience was just okay. We were hoping that the food would be great as the menu was appetizing and unique as we saw lots of dishes that we wanted to try, but unfortunately the food did not leave a good impression. I had a vegetarian dish which was not flavorful or presented well. My guest has a burger with duck fat fries. The fries were not at all good. Service was good. Best part of our experience was the decor which was stylish and had a unique aesthetic in the interior.

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GeordieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food came out quick and was very good. Our server was a little cold (i.e., not too friendly) and we felt a little rushed, which was odd considering the place was far from packed.

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viperpdc
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot on the Potomac to enjoy a drink, snack, or full dinner. We had the salmon burger and tuna poke salad and both were very tasty. They have a lot of through COVID precautions in place: hand sanitizer on every table, social distancing, all staff were wearing masks (many double masked), and reservations encouraged. They have heaters on the patio, though they were not needed when we visited.

They have a varied menu and something for everyone. The tacos also looked delicious and will try those next time!

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JODYR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be my new favorite place. The food was incredible, not just good. The service was great and the menus had great choices, which were a great deal for the money spent. The duck poutine was a must when I go again. I eat fish tacos everywhere I go and these are the best so far! The fish was not fried- thank you very much! The salsa verde on them was amazing! My friend had the sweet potato tacos. She said they were delicious and she got a side of that salsa verde and said then they were even better!!

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AlisonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food, great wine, perfect dinner spot with great friends! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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AmyT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed first time visit to Virtue Feed and Grain to celebrate a family member’s birthday. Made a reservation in advance and we were seated right away on arrival. We were waited on promptly and our waitress was friendly and attentive. We each enjoyed our food and drinks and plan to return again. While we ate inside, I loved that there was a lot of outside seating available. GREAT!!

FAQs

Virtue Feed & Grain offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 970-3669.

Virtue Feed & Grain is rated 4.7 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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